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Opopeo - Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM102) $2.25

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Opopeo - Amaranth

         
 
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60 days. Beautiful, large, red, upright flower spikes and bronze-green foliage make this Mexican heirloom a real knockout in the vegetable garden. Tasty leaves are tender when picked young. Easy to grow from seed. From Opopeo, Mexico.
 
Opopeo - Amaranth
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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Nickname:
TsThompson
Location:
Finksburg, MD, United States
Date:
August 20, 2016
          5.0
 
Thompson
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? stunning color

What are the cons? Deer love it

Review:

The first year I grew them they were amazing but I had wished for more. This year I planned to grow more and expand the garden row. We have had a very hot humid summer and the plants seem to be growing slow. The bunnies eat the small tender leaves so I grow them in pots and transplant them when too big for bunnies to eat. However now that they are 5' tall and about to start blooming, the deer have come through chomping off the tops. I thought they were deer resistant but it seems the opposite. If I can't prevent the animals from destroying my crop, I wont be able to plant them again. Suggestions would be helpful of how to organically keep these animals away.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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thorngrower
Location:
Chatham, ON Ontario, Canada
Date:
August 10, 2016
          5.0
 
opopeo
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? very easy to grow,

What are the cons? none

Review:

Its very striking plant.. We have a drought situation this summer which did not affect its performance...Its about 5-6 ft. tall...Japanese beetles seem to leave it alone.. Which is a big plus...Will definitely be in my garden as a regular... Wish I could upload a photo it fits in very well with my garden....Wow

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Nickname:
DanH
Location:
Pottstown, PA, United States
Date:
January 9, 2016
          5.0
 
Harvest Large Amt of Seed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? I eat hot Amaranth seed cereal

What are the cons? gluten free

Review:

I love this seed crop: I harvested 150 lbs of A. seed last summer. "Prepper" crop. I intercropped it with Potatoes(early crop) as A. is a late summer crop . Plant when warm. HARVEST: Seed plumes snap off in late summer/early fall Fold seed heads into a tarp Drive over the tarp with a vehicle Shake/bang seed heads in a collection barrel Filter collected seeds and chaff through big holed sieve, get rid of large chaff Drizzle through a winnowing fan into a collection barrel, get rid of small chaff Lay out on table to dry for a few days - with fan to help dry (may see some moth larva) Drizzle through a winnowing fan again Filter through a fine sieve Store in cool or cold place, I used it all year till past the next harvest. Note-how far you take cleaning is up to you, the whole plant can be eaten.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Kecia
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
January 5, 2016
          4.0
 
Volunteers Prolifically
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Deep red color

What are the cons? topple over with height

Review:

You will only need to buy this seed once. It volunteers everywhere. Judging by my height standing next to one of these giants, mine grow to about 8 feet. They do become top heavy with so much bloom and not enough root system to hold them upright so I have to grow them next to a fence or pole. I have found it is possible to lop off the tops midway thru the summer and they will regrow into a bushier, more sturdier version. The birds in winter are moderately interested in the seed heads, which do bleach out if you try to dry them. The first year that I tried to harvest seed for my own use, they were heavily infested with an insect no larger than the seed and, therefore, impossible to separate. I tried again another year, but saw little separation of the seed from the heads. I've not been successful yet, but have learned that it is quite an endeavor with a small return so if you are growing these to make seed flour, you'll have to be inventive.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
St. Cloud, MN
Date:
August 26, 2014
          4.0
 
Striking plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Striking Sturdy

What are the cons? None

Review:

First time growing this. The plants grew easily and surprised me with their height and color. They even have stood up to some fairly strong winds. Have not harvested seeds yet. Very curious how that will go.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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